Inspector General: US Mint Should Consider Bitcoin's Impact

The U.S. federal agencies responsible for coining and printing currency should consider the future impact of cryptocurrencies, according to a new inspector general report. In an Oct. 16 note to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, inspector general Eric Thorson outlined a range of “management and performance challenges” that he anticipates …

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What Lightning Will Look Like: Lightning Labs Has Announced Its User Interface Wallet

Development of the lightning network, the lightning network, the highly-anticipated second-layer Bitcoin protocol for instant microtransactions, continues to inch forward. Lightning Labs, major contributor to the lightning network daemon, lnd, announced its cross-platform Lightning Desktop App last week. The open-source lightning wallet is essentially a user interface (UI) built on top …

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